| 'Once and Forever' full short film |
Reminder: Kristen will be the face of this collection (second time for Chanel's Métiers D'Art)!
Hair by Ken, makeup by Emma.
Posing with Karl Largelfd, Geraldine Chaplin and Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi
Watching the show
Just before the screening
Stewart, dressed in a sparkly silver jacket and wide-leg leather pants, marveled that Lagerfeld always manages to deliver “what resonates emotionally with people,” in this case the bewitching beauty and charm of Paris, perhaps even more ravishing when drained of color, as it was in Lagerfeld’s set.
The actress is filming “Personal Shopper” in the French capital. “There’s a cinematic culture in Paris that doesn’t exist anywhere else,” she said.
At the finale of the show, the set then transformed as shop doors opened, and waiters appeared with plates of pasta and cheese, oysters, and endless desserts. I found Kristen Stewart near a pizzeria, gamely fielding questions on her performance as an actor cast to portray the young Coco Chanel in a biopic. She had no time to prepare for the role, and had to trust Lagerfeld’s instincts, since he improvised the script even while filming.
“I like being able to follow somebody who takes risks and doesn’t need to plan everything and buries these little gems in order to find them later and surprise yourself, so following him, I didn’t feel in a precarious situation at all,” she said. “I felt the way I wanted to feel – a little tipped on the edge, at all times.”
New York Times Interview
Ms. Stewart, now a veteran of the Chanel scene (she has been working with Mr. Lagerfeld since 2013), was at pains to stress that art did not always imitate life, as hordes of excitable editors and clients played their parts by sampling treats at the oyster bar, ice cream stands and fully functioning bakery.
“I can assure you the food is never, ever this good on real movie sets,” she said, adding that she had just taken a cooking lesson, part of her own Roman holiday from a current filming schedule in Paris.
“But this is Karl, and with the world of Chanel, he creates his own rules when he wants to celebrate something,” Ms. Stewart said. "I’ve learned so much from working repeatedly with someone with such an intense attraction to fantasy, and to risk."
“He’s a true visionary, mainly because of his uncanny ability to read the times and moods that change them,” she said. “Who knows what he will do next?”
* Periscope video * of Kristen just before the screening & show with friends
Kristen's official interview
Seated with Karl to watch the short film
Arriving at the show
How about Kristen sparkling? Lool
Pretty! Chanel built a Paris street in Cinecitta studios.
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